Have you let go of your New Year’s Resolution yet? I would like to propose that winter is not the time to create big changes. Winter is the time to be still, go slow, and prepare for change.
The Journey of a Thousand Miles
Recently I was in Colorado and walked to the Colorado River about 10 miles downstream from the headwaters. As I stood there, the “mighty” Colorado River could be walked across with 4 large steps. Was this really the Colorado River? Was it really the same powerful creator of the Grand Canyon, generator of electricity at […]
It is all in the approach, not the problem
I used to work primarily with Alzheimer patients and their families. I was always amazed at the creative approaches families would use with their loved ones. Often in Alzheimer’s as the disease progresses, daily decision making becomes more and more difficult. I had two families who were having the same problem, when mom dressed in […]
The Joy of Change
Change. What is it about change that upsets us so much? It is happening all the time—cells in our bodies renew, day turns into night and back into day again, we outgrow a job or relationship. Why do we fight it? Usually the answer is fear. Even if what we have is not working—the job […]
What is Acceptance and Committment Therapy?
What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)? In my personal journey as a therapist, I have studied and used many different approaches, techniques, and therapeutic theories. The one approach that has consistently “spoken to me” or “felt like the truth” is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In my work, I do not dogmatically adhere to […]